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Funeral: 3 p.m. Friday, May 17, 2019, at Frank & Bright Funeral Home
Visitation: 2 p.m. until time of service Friday at the funeral home
Interment: Elmwood Cemetery, Flora
Geraldine “Gerry” Knight, age 81, formerly of Flora, Illinois, passed away Monday night, May 13, 2019, at Evergreen Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Effingham.
She was born April 27, 1938, in Wayne County, the daughter of Nelson and Cleo (Pennington) Grubb. She was united in marriage to Carl Knight March 9, 1963, in Mt. Vernon, Illinois, and together they shared 44 years of marriage before his death June 4, 2007.
Gerry operated several businesses in Flora including the Victory Café, Ranch Steakhouse, and Ollie’s Dress Shop, and after moving to Mt. Vernon she managed the Family Dollar stores.
She is survived by her stepson: Dennis Knight of Fairfield; 1 nephew: Ronald Grubb of Effingham; 2 nieces: Ronda Bezroukoff of Effingham and Sandra Karalow of Phoenix, Arizona; and a sister-in-law: Mildred Grubb.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and 2 brothers: LaVerne (Imogene) Grubb and Bob Grubb.
A funeral service will be held 3 p.m. Friday, May 17, 2019 at Frank & Bright Funeral Home in Flora. Interment will follow in Elmwood Cemetery, Flora. Visitation will be 2 p.m. until time of service at the funeral home. Memorial donations are suggested to any charity of the donor’s choice and will be accepted through the funeral home.
I am truly sorry for your loss ! Gerry is now pain free and reunited with those she loved and missed ! I Love her and will always remember the "GOOD" times we had together !
So sorry for your loss. Gerry and my Mom worked together for many years when I was a little girl and I always remembered her kindness. Prayers for comfort for the family.
So sorry for your loss. She was a wonderful person as well as a boss.. and teacher. One more angel in HEAVEN.
I'm so sad that i can't attend the funeral. She was my favorite aunt. And im gonna miss her so much my brother,sister and myself were the only children she had. She taught me so much, especially how to be a good employee.i will truely miss you Gerldine.( Cant wait to see you agin in heaven.)
"LOVE HAS NO COLOR" Gone but will never be forgotten. Gerri and I met in 1997 when she hired me at the Family Dollar Store in Mt. Vernon, Illinois. I worked with Gerri for 7yrs., and I enjoyed every experience, she really taught me a lot. Skills that I still use today! Gerri truly walked in her calling as a "Boss Lady" and Manager! 😊 Gerri and I remained friends until she departed this life. When I would come home from Georgia I had to go and visit with Gerri before I left town. Gerri, loved me as her own and I loved her just the same. Gerri, I'm gonna miss our phone calls and visits. My heart hurts now but I know God will easy the pain as the days go by. I won't be selfish about your transitioning to Heaven because I know God had better plans for you and most of all to set you free from your everyday pains. Sleep on my Love and take your Rest until me meet again in a better place! Darlene Moore-your girl!💖
Gone but never forgotten! I love you, Gerri! Darlene Moore-your girl!
Gerry was a wonderful kady, remember her from the Victory Cafe and Ollies Dress Shop. Prayers for the family.
Jerry was a good influence on the kids who worked for her. She always stood up for what she believed was right,.even when others, including city ordinances disagreed. May she rest in peace.
I sure did love Gerry! As a kid I grew up in Flora. I remember her as a prominant , successful business woman.Later in life,when her health failed and she lived in My.Vernon,Illinois, I was privileged to work for her as a caregiver in her home.She made me laugh and we reminiscised a lot.She was a great friend! I loved her cat "Gertie" whom was her beloved husbands baby! I will miss them both ♥️,and remember them always.